Questions tagged [export]

Questions involving export-compatibility with other graphics software. Exporting involves converting Blender-native file into an external file type, for the purpose of editing or viewing that file in another program.

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Does a model exporter embedding materials as GLSL scripts exist?

as described in Blender Shader in OpenGL/GLSL, it is possible to export the (unoptimized) GLSL code generated by Blender for a given material. Since the viewport can use such GLSL for real-time ...
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help with exporting game as .exe

I've been working on a game with levels. I know how to use scenes and transferring to scenes for the levels but it's getting laggy and slow. I know I can just do 'Start Game From File'. That will ...
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Converting an obj sequence to a .bobj fluid sim cache?

I'm wondering if there is any way to accomplish turning an obj sequence exported from realflow into a .bobj fluid cache that I could then trick blender into loading as a native fluid sim cache. So far ...
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Unable to export per vertex data to wavefront

I am trying to reconstruct a cube with normals that look like in the very first animation in the "Introducing normals" part of this article. If I start out with the default cube, smooth the faces and ...
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Export 3D model from Blender to .U3D for use in PDF file

.pdf files supports Displaying 3D models, you can view the model from any angle by mouse movements - sort of like looking through the viewport, only the object is fully rendered, "real", etc. This ...
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Undefined normal vector by converting .blend file

I hope my first post here isn't that much off-topic. Well, I had some times ago an project with Ogre3d. My designer used Blender. When ever he made a model for me, it looked in the Blender window fine,...
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Exporting to Collada --> Loss of Transparency

I created an object with glass-like appearance upon rendering using raytracing in blender, but when I export to collada, the material's transparency doesn't seem to be transferred. Is there any way I ...
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Export UVs to .png - output is different when launched from command line

I need to programmatically export the UVs of a lot of .objs. I am using the bpy.ops.uv.export_layout() fn. Since this step is part of a more complex pipeline, I am launching Python from the command ...
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FBX Import - What do these settings mean?

When importing an FBX file, most of the settings are self-explainable, however, there are some settings that I'm curious to know the meaning/use of. These are: (1) Import User Properties (what are ...
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How to convert .obj to .stl in blender via python script

I want to convert .obj to .stl in blender via python script.Here is my code. ...
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Animation smoothness and correctness when exporting

I have a very low-poly model with an armature, animated with 4 key-frames over a cycle that I want to repeat seamlessly and smoothly. In Blender itself, I get a mostly smooth rotation, but with a ...
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Avoid converting to tris when preparing file to 3D print

I created a low poly alien in blender and wanted to print it exactly the way I created it. It's modeled in quads which are converted to tris when exporting the stl. I know stl works with tris but it ...
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How to export ply file with RGB color

I want to export ply file of an object in a format like below. ...
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Issues exporting large amounts of animations to Unity

I'm having a few issues I have been trying to work around for a few months now when I'm trying to export a large group of animation Actions or NLA animations. When I try exporting all my actions into ...
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map_Kd missing from MTL file

I am trying to add colours to a cube and export them as an OBJ file for use with a 3d printing program. When I do so, the MTL file is created, but the map_Kd file is not noted in the MTL and ...
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FBX Export parented objects are missing

I have a Problem with the 7.4 binary FBX Export from blender that when I Import my FBX File in Unity or Substance that some objects what are parented are missing. When I unparent them and Export ...
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“Bake” curve modifier to use mesh & animation in Unreal Engine

Edit adressing duplicate..below the "Old" question I'm currently trying to create text animations in Blender which I later want to use in the Unreal Engine. As the text should not just follow a ...
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Invalid number of vertices on an edge - Error while exporting

I'm using the DFF Importer/Exporter. Using that I imported a player model from GTA and edited it (changed UV map, deleted some vertices, added some vertices). Now I can't export it. I just get this ...
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Is it possible to bake multiple emission materials to one single texture?

I am currently trying to export a Material ID texture to use with Quixel, however I have been unable to bake the material colors to one single texture as all the colors are a different material on the ...
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Open export file window using my operator

I want to know how I can call and open the bvh export menu from my python operator (button)? I've looked into it and I found that the ...
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How to Export a rendered image to RAW single channel

I am trying to create a height map that I can import in Supreme Commander Editor. Other software like softdesk and photoshop seem to manage this but I can't figure out how to do it with Blender. ...
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Wrong Size and Position After Importing in Cities Skylines

I used Blender in Mac OS to create a model for Cities Skylines game. The final model is like that. But when I import the model in Cities Skylines, the preview is like that. Any help? Thanks,
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Blender export support for 3MF (or AMF) file format?

As I am preparing some design to be printed on a full colour 3D-printer, I ran into the 3MF file format as a possible format supporting colour better than .STL. see: http://www.3mf.io/what-is-3mf/, ...
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Best lossless video output format for later conversions for web

I'm creating an animation (with sound) in blender that's gonna be an HTML5 video. As browsers are quite picky, I'll probably need to embed the video into the web page in multiple different formats for ...
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Export smooth SVG using Freestyle

I'm using Freestyle in Blender to export a drawing to an SVG file. The file can be found here: http://www.speedyshare.com/dxsfw/box.blend When rendered as a png it looks like this I was interested ...
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How to export blender material files to Unity

I made this car with blender and I used some materials in my design. I exported car and materials. When I use in unity I can't see the materials. I try a lot of way but I didn't fix this problem. ( I ...
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How can I export an FBX with Textures

I cannot seem to get my model to export as an FBX with the textures intact. Is there a tutorial that shows how to do this? Thanks!
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How to apply and export baked cycles textures.

so I have successfully baked a texture onto my object in cycles. Is this new image texture already applied as a texture? When exporting, for example, with collada, it's recommended to export from the ...
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Export tangent space FBX

I'm trying to get the tangent space information in my exported files, but it never seems to appear. I have a simple model with a UV mapping and export to FBX. The resulting file has no mention of ...
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How can I export Exact material name with FBX?

I exported from blender to a fbx file and I use a converter that convert to a custom format for game engine, but fbx export name of material with image name like this ...
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Convert particles to animated mesh including existing armature animation

The situation I am using a boid physics particle system in Blender 2.82. I am rendering the particles using an object that has armature animation. Following a process similar to what is described in ...
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How to export Blender materials for use in Element 3D

I have a model in Blender, which I have applied Blenderkit materials to. I was hoping to export this model and it's materials for use in Element 3D. I have managed to get my model into Element, but ...
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Shape key values saved as 0

I created a simple animation with shape keys. However exporting this animation not working properly. After I export it in gltf2 or fbx format, the shape keys are reset to 0 in exported file. What ...
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Mantaflow in Blender: Help with understanding the vertices values in the generated mesh files

I'm currently trying to acheive the following: I'm using Mantaflow + Blender to create a fluid simulation. Then I'm exporting it as Alembic, and import it into Unreal Engine (Aka ue4). In UE4 I want ...
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Blender + Animations to Unreal Engine 4

This might seem completely nooby to a lot of people but I just seem to be unable to do this. I created a small Animation containing 2 planes and 6 Curves Resulting in: Now I am attempting to Export ...
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How to enable shape keys only for 1 animation?

I have 3 objects: human model, pants and 1 armature for both. Before I started work on pants, I made few animations for body (run, idle). Initial problem was that the pants partially fall into the ...
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GLTF export/import Sketchup 2017 to Blender 2.80 overrides origin and local axis orientation

I'm exporting a .glb file from Sketchup 2017 using the KhronosGroup GLTF exporter and importing it into Blender 2.80 using the KhronosGroup GLTF importer. Once the file is imported I get the ...
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Texture transparency problem when exporting collada file

I seem to be having problems with my dae objects. I have some space farms and the transparency on the glass is just made using a texture. It looks fine when rendered in blender: But it's for an iOS ...
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Blender 2.80 to Blackmagic Fusion

What is the best way to export camera animation from Blender 2.80 to Blackmagic Fusion. There is a script addon published on BlenderArtists which is perfect however it has not been updated for Blender ...
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How to export Bone Weights?

I am editing the default OBJ exporter of Blender (io_scene_obj) to create my own version which supports bone weights, for skeletal animation. I now know how to access the bone weights per vertex in ...
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{ANIMATIONS v2.8} ~ FBX exporting only the selected action rather than all of them (for Unity)

MY ISSUE: when I export the mesh complete with its armature, only the currently selected action gets exported along in the FBX file. I've rigged, skinned and animated a character. Each animation is a ...
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Export Paper Model addon installation problems in 2.8 Beta

I have tried to manually install the Export Paper Model addon to my copy of Blender 2.8 Beta, and it won't appear in the Add Ons section of my Preferences menu. Has anybody had a similar problem? ...
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Redefine numbering of frames in export animation

I have a single Blender Scene that consists of lots of scenes (in the movie/theatrical sense), so scene 1 consists of frames 1-1000, scene 2: 1001-3000, etc. But I'd like to redefine the numbering ...
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Grease pencil vector export

Is there a way to export the new and wonderful grease pencil in any vector format. This would be so nice for logos and graphical stuff!!!!
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Import STEP file to Blender

I'm trying to import a STEP file to Blender, but it doesn't work! This is how I do: I open the STEP file in Freecad and I select everthing, then I export it as a .stl file, but when I import the file ...
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Exported FBX file size is too big

I have FBX model which is ~25MB in size. When I import this model into a blender and export it again (even with decimation modifier applied), the exported FBX from blender increases in size to ~44MB ...
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Texture rendering looks different from preview

I created a 3d duck with png alpha feathers. I merged feathers to the body of the duck. Cycles rendered preview is cool but when I export the feathers take the unalpha texture of the body (not of the ...
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Is it possible to slice a 3d object into many 2d images?

I made a script that turns images into Minecraft .schematic files so they can be imported as pixel art. A simple modification would allow it to use several files stacked up to make a 3D object. The ...
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Importing/exporting animation into Blender using Collada

Have an issue with importing/exporting animation into Blender using Collada. Steps taken: Export character from Mixamo with simple walk cycle in .dae format Import file into Blender. The result is ...
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possible to export FBX with texture paths?

I switch between Modo and Blender in my pipeline and exporting from Modo FBX to Blender is no problem. Exporting from Blender as FBX and importing back into Modo however loses all the texture ...

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